Journal article

Histamine receptors in the synovial microcirculation.

DM Grennan

Eur J Clin Invest | Published : 1975


This study was designed to investigate the respective roles of H(1) and H(2) receptors in the control of the microcirculation by examining the effectiveness of the H(2) receptor antagonist metiamide (Met.) and H(1) receptor antagonist mepyramine is blocking the action of histamine on synovial perfusion. Synovial perfusion was monitored indirectly by calculating the half-life (T1/2 min.) of the clearance rate of 133-Xe from canine diarthrodial joints. The 133-Xe clearance rate, unaffected by metiamide alone, was consistently increased by histamine alone. Metiamide produced a dose related effect on the histamine response with consistent abolition of response at high dose ratios of metiamide to..

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